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True Food Taste Tests
True Food Taste Tests expose students to new, flavorful recipes and encourage them to think critically about their food. Student leaders and volunteers offer samples during lunch three times each year at all interested elementary and middle schools. Learn more in this Taste Test One-Pager.
During the 2016-2017 school year, K-8 students across the district sampled...

Manoomin Salad

Southwest Pinto Dip

Pineapple Salsa

MPS students came up with new official names for the Southwest Pinto Dip and Pineapple Salsa... Watch for OLE FRIJOLE DIP and SUNSHINE SALSA, along with the Manoomin Salad, on next school year's menus! 
Mark your calendar... True Food Taste Tests will return for the 2017-2018 school year!
  • November 15-17
  • February 7-9
  • April 25-27
“I love that it introduces real foods to the kids-it's a fun way to engage with the kids about healthy eating and creative thinking."
"I appreciate the opportunity for kids to try things they may not have a chance to at home. One of the students tried it, and told me he was thinking of going to a culinary school to be a chef, so he wants to try all different foods."
"It was a fun, simple way to introduce new flavors to the kids, and it was very low-stakes, so the kids felt comfortable accepting or declining the new food item."
Thank you to the Wedge Community Co-op for sponsoring our True Food Taste Tests!
We're always looking for volunteers to help out! Contact Kate at kate.seybold@mpls.k12.mn.us for more details!
Recipe Ingredients and instructions
Poster You might see these hanging up at taste test schools! 
Outreach Language Copy and paste a sample newsletter blurb, PA announcement, and more!
Math/Science Worksheet Themed lessons tied to the taste test item
English/Social Studies Worksheet Themed lessons tied to the taste test item
Everything You Need to Know  A cheat-sheet for schools and volunteers about the taste test
Check out the Taste Test Archive for info on our past taste tests.
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